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Shabana Azmi shares ‘family-sized’ birthday wishes for Javed Akhtar

Shabana Azmi posted a feel-good image of her family to mark the ocassion

Javed Akhtar with his family
Image Credit: Instagram/AzmiShabana

On veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar’s 77th birthday on January 17, his wife and actor Shabana Azmi shared a series of family pictures chronicling their good times.

Taking to her Instagram handle, Azmi shared a family picture featuring her and Javed along with his children Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar and first wife Honey Irani. Also sharing smiles in the photo is Akhtar’s beau Shibani Dandekar and Shabana’s sister-in-law and actor Tanvi Azmi.

In the caption, Shabana wrote, “Happy birthday Jadu.”

Earlier today, Farhan and Zoya had also shared birthday wishes for their talented father on social media.


Javed Akhtar started his career through screenwriting and then shifted to penning lyrics for some of the most loved Bollywood songs revolving around love, loss and life.

Some of these include ‘Radha Kaise Na Jale’ from the film ‘Lagaan’, ‘Ghar Kab Aaoge’ from the war drama ‘Border’ and ‘Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera’ from Shah Rukh Khan-starrer  ‘Swades’.

The Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and National Award-winning poet has immortalised his name in the world of Indian poetry and literature through his career spanning more than four decades.